Delhi Airport installs new high-speed luggage handling system
Delhi International Airport Limited has deployed a new integrated cart system at the airport’s Terminal 1 for a more efficient passenger baggage experience.
Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) in India has commenced the installation of an integrated high-speed cart system (ICS) at the airport’s Terminal 1, which aims to have more capacity and speed.
The installation of this system will bring uniformity to the baggage handling process at Delhi International Airport and help in enabling a more reliable operation at a higher speed with better throughput. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enabled Integrated Cart system ensures error-less baggage sorting.
This new hi-tech solution can process up to 6,000 bags an hour and will run at a speed of 2.1m per second, whereas the existing traditional belt system operating at the terminal has the capacity to function at a speed of 0.5m per second.
To minimise the risk of loss and damage to luggage, as well as disruption to the solution caused by a strap or other baggage related issues, during the new system’s transportation procedure, from check-in islands to baggage make-up area, each bag will remain solely within the confines of its carrier tray (cart).
The complex ICS system will also enhance passengers’ experience by ensuring that the correct baggage reaches the correct flight seamlessly and safely, swiftly after a traveller hand over their luggage.
Speaking to the Indian Times, DIAL‘s CEO, Videh Kumar Jaipuriar commented: “This will optimise the daily baggage operation for the airport and airlines, but it also means safety to passengers’ baggage, thus enhancing performance for both passengers and airlines.”